Customize the Appearance of the Command Prompt in Windows [How To]

Earlier today, we looked at how to launch the command prompt in Windows and how to run it with elevated permissions as an administrator. Now, we’ll learn how to customize the user interface of the command prompt. Specifically, we’ll learn the following: How to Customize the Command Prompt. How to run a Transparent Command Prompt. [...]

Speeding up my CD/DVD-ROM: What Are PIO and DMA, and How Do I Change Them?

On a brand new system (freshly installed) Burning CD’s and DVD’s in Windows 7 is a very fast and enjoyable experience. Then something happens, you suddenly experience that Windows 7 takes for ever to complete a burn session. Some have experienced it taking up to 2,5 hours to complete a DVD. Which would mean a [...]

How to Open the Command Prompt in Windows [Quick Tip]

Many guides on this site require you to run commands on the command prompt. This guide is written to show you how to open the command prompt. Specifically, in this guide, you’ll learn: How to open a command prompt in Windows. How to run the command prompt as an Administrator. How to Open a Command [...]

Desktop Icon Pack Collections Organized by Genre

As there are so many icon packs on this site now and it can be hard to find the ones you like. To help you dig through icon packs here on Windows Guides, I’ve divided the packs up into 8 genres. Today we released the Free Apple, OSX, & OSX Leopard Style PNG/ICO Icon Pack and [...]

53 Free Apple, OSX, & OSX Leopard Style PNG/ICO Icon Packs [Windows Customization]

This week, we have a collection of apple inspired icon packs. You can use these icons for Windows customization, web sites, applications, mobile apps, posters, and more; however, just because the pack is free doesn’t mean there’s no attached license. Please be sure to check the license for each pack you download as each differs. [...]

Use RSS Feeds as Desktop Background [How To]

Back in Windows XP you had a feature called Active Desktop to easily take care of features such as using a webpage as your wallpaper. This has been taken off Windows since Vista and there is no inbuilt program or utility that will let you add an RSS slide show theme. So you have to do [...]

Prevent Some Users from Logging on to Certain Domain Workstations

One of my colleagues asked me recently if it is possible to prevent a certain group of people to use certain PC’s on our company network. If you have a domain set-up, it is quite easy, provided your set-up is done well. My meaning of “if your set-up is done well” does not refer to [...]

Steam Mover Moves Installed Programs to a Different Drive

If you read the Meet the Windows Guides Team post a while back, you may remember that we were asked about our predictions for Windows 8. Well I’ve changed my mind … My NEW wish for Windows 8! One of the things annoying me in Windows is that it is so set on using my [...]

Ninite Helps You Effortlessly Install All Your Favorite Programs on Your PC

Getting and using the program couldn’t be easier – just head over to https://ninite.com/ where you will find a pretty comprehensive list of the more popular free aplications and utilities in use on the net today.

OpenWith Identifies Unknown Filetypes

Every now and then I get questions from people about unknown file types. And even more rarely I find file types, which I don’t recognise. Usually a quick answer is found by googling the file type. But if you get this a lot – then this freeware solution, might just be what you need. Do [...]